Krypton Will Take Place 200 Years Before Man of Steel


The folks over at managed to nail scriptwriter David Goyer with a few questions on his upcoming SyFy show, Krypton, during a press junket for his upcoming Starz show, Da Vinci’s Demons.

According to Goyer, this business is going to be a period piece set in the world of 2013’s, Man of Steel, and will look at the development and struggle of the people from Superman’s home-world. In Man of Steel, we spent a bit of time on the planet of Krypton right before it’s ultimate demise, so we’re guessing that we’ll be getting an early look at the House of El and their role in Kryptonian politics and science.

Goyer told that, “It takes place 200 years before Man of Steel. We’re treating Krypton like it’s a historical piece. We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like.”

While Goyer implies that the show will be canon to Man of Steel, it’s still not been officially announced and thus far, all of DC TV’s other properties have not been canon to their show’s counter parts, although it’s been hinted at the fact that everything exists within the relm of DC’s umbrella multiverse.

In Man of Steel, the Kryptonian system has it’s citizens born with a genetically programmed predetermined role in society with all natural births having been outlawed. It would make sense that this should would either show the implementations or rational behind this behavior along with setting in motion the planets imminent demise.

“We scratched the surface in the film and, for me, that was the allure,” explains Goyer, “I was always fascinated, as a kid, with the books about Krypton and they’ve only shaded in a tiny bit, so we’ll learn about the politics of the world. We’ll learn about the culture, the art, all the different guilds.”

He also suggests that some off-worlding might be in order, especially when it comes to Krypton’s three moons; Wegthor, Mithen, and Xenon. Goyer told that there will be, “a lot of different locations… some of the other moons, which is kind of cool.”

Krypton currently does not have an official release date, but we’re guessing that it’ll debut sometime next year.

So what do you think, will this show be any good? Do you like the ideas that Man of Steel setup for Krypton or do you think they should take it in a different direction. As always, let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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